Roosting in dog house size coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Birchwood, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. Birchwood

    Birchwood Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 17, 2009
    Southern Vermont
    Right now I have and 8x8 coop that I can walk into. Nesting boxes are about 18 in. off the ground with roosts all being at different heights above the boxes. I have an opportunity to get acouple more hens, but my coop is maxed out. I have a dog house that I hear so many people use. But how does everything fit inside? The roosts can be so low? Or should I take the top off and raise the roof up alittle? Please help a chicken addict!!! I dont want to pass these up, but dont want to have unhappy hens!
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Somthing like this?

    That inside a 40 gallon tote. Just put nests in the back an a roost high enough of the ground that they can walk under it.

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